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Arlington Police and Fire personnel respond to dog attack


At approximately 12:26 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, Arlington Police and Fire personnel responded to a report of a dog bite to a person in the 6500 block of 204th Street NE.

Upon arrival, officers and firefighters discovered four people with injuries from the attack by the dog.

Witnesses reported that two people were attacked by the dog and then two more were injured attempting to restrain the dog. After initial treatment by Arlington Fire personnel, the 76-year-old woman was transported to Providence Everett Medical Center for further treatment of her injuries. Three other patients were also transported to Cascade Valley Hospital for further treatment. Two of the injured transported to Cascade Valley Hospital were a 3-year-old man and a 63-year-old woman associated with the home. The fourth person transported to Cascade Valley Hospital is a 40-year-old woman. The extent of injuries and current condition of the patients is unknown at this time.

The dog, believed to be a pit bull breed, was released to the Arlington Police Department and requested to be euthanized by the dog’s owner.

Arlington Police continue to investigate this incident.


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